North Dakota, California, New York, Wisconsin, Canada, and India: 1920s.
Softcover. Oblong quarto measuring 12“x 7". String tied with faux marbled reptile skin over flexible boards. Contains 369 gelatin silver black and white or sepia toned photographs measuring between 0.5” x 0.5” and 5” x 3” with some captions. A small abrasion on the front board with bumped corners, about fine with fine photographs.
A young woman’s photo album from Marinette, Wisconsin detailing her time with her farming family, her husband’s baseball team, and working as a teacher in the early 1920s. The album includes some photographs taken in North Dakota, California, New York, Wisconsin, Canada, and India while the young woman was traveling to visit several waterfalls and water dams. Niagara Falls, Hemis Park, the Peshtigo dam are just a few of the captioned locations, the young woman enjoyed visiting. Included are some nature shots of the locations but the focus of the pictures is always on the water. Other photographs are of family members and friends while the girl lived on a farm with her family and later her husband and children. One of the pictures shows her dancing in an open field captioned, “Alone in the prairie.” Pictures of thanksgiving and other celebrations are included as well as family picnics and camping trips. One picture is captioned, “The family and the Ford,” with the young woman and her family standing around their Ford automobile before heading off to another trip though occasionally they are seen traveling in horse drawn carriages as well. Several pictures are of a group of men playing baseball are in the album as well, with uniforms on. “A” is embroidered into the uniform possibly for the Aniwa Baseball team of Shawano County in Wisconsin. This same group can be seen fishing and hunting in the album. Some photographs show the school where the woman worked at Wilson elementary school in Wisconsin. The young woman studied at the Stephenson Training School in Marinette, Wisconsin and got her teacher’s certificate. Included in the album is a picture of her graduating class and the school itself as well as some of her students. Towards the end of the album there are several hand-cut photographs that are in shapes of circles, diamonds, and triangles. Some of which feature the women getting married in her wedding dress to the man.
An early 1920s photo album depicting a young woman’s life as a teacher with her husband traveling around the United States.